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Andre T Lepecki

Chairperson; Professor

André Lepecki works and researches at the intersection of critical dance studies, curatorial practice, performance theory, contemporary dance and visual arts performance. Selected curatorial work includes Chief Curator of the festival IN TRANSIT (2008 and 2009 editions) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Co-curator of the archive Dance and Visual Arts since 1960s for the exhibition MOVE: choreographing you, Hayward Gallery (2010). Curator of the lecture series Points of Convergence: performance and visual arts (2014) and Off-Hinge Off Center: alternative histories of performance, for the Museum of Modern Art of Warsaw (2014 and 2015). Also for MoMA-Warsaw he curated the series Performance in the Museum (2015). He also curated the project “The Future of Disappearance” for Sydney Biennial 2016, and co-curated with Adrian Heathfield the symposium Afterlives of Performance, at FiAFF and MoMA 2015.

In 2008 he received the AICA Award for Best Performance as co-curator and director of the authorized re-doing of Allan Kaprow’s 18 Happenings in 6 Parts (commissioned by Haus der Kunst, Munich 2006; presented at Performa 07).

Selected lectures include Museo Reina Sofia, MoMA-NY, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio, MACBA, Para Site, Hong Kong, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, WIELS, The Gauss Seminars at Princeton University, Freie Universität, Berlin, Brown University, UC-Berkeley, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, École Superiore des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. In 2009 he was Resident Fellow at Institute Interweaving Performance Cultures at Freie Universität, Berlin. In 2015 he was Artistic Professor at Stockholm University of the Arts, where he helped develop the research profile area on Concept and Composition.

He is the editor of the anthologies Points of Convergence: alternative views on performance (MoMA-Warsaw and Chicago Univ. Press 2016, with Marta Dziewanska),  Dance (Whitechapel, 2012), Planes of Composition: dance, theory and the global (Seagull press, 2009, with Jenn Joy), The Senses in Performance (Routledge 2007, with Sally Banes), Of the Presence of the Body (Wesleyan UniversityPress, 2004). His single authored books are Exhausting Dance: performance and the politics of movement (Routledge 2006), currently translated in 10 languages, and Singularities: dance in the age of performance (Routledge 2016). 

Education

New York University

PhD 2001 - Performance Studies

New York, New York

 

New York University

Master of Arts 1995 - Performance Studies

New York, New York

 

New University of Lisbon

Bachelor of Arts 1990 - Cultural Anthropology

Lisbon, Portugal

Specialized Areas of Interest

• Critical Dance Studies

• Dance and Visual Arts 

• Critical Theory and Performance Theory

• Dance and Politics

• Dance Theory and Political Theory

• Continental Philosophy and Dance

• Choreography in an Expanded Field

• Conceptualism in performance, dance and philosophy

• Curating Performance

• Deleuze & Guattari Studies and Performance

Awards & Distinctions

AICA Award for Best Performance as co-curator and director of the authorized re-doing of Allan Kaprow’s 18 Happenings in 6 Parts (commissioned by Haus der Kunst, Munich 2006; presented at Performa 07).
Selected grants include CLACS, The Humanities Center at NYU, Swedish Research Council, Gulbenkian Foundation, and CAPES.